Exposure to emissions would be fatal within hours, say authorities

The crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant has radiation leaks strong enough to deliver a fatal dose within hours, Japanese authorities have revealed, as the government prepares to step in to help contain leaks of highly toxic water at the site.

Japan's nuclear crisis escalated to its worst level in two years on Wednesday, with its nuclear watchdog saying it feared more tanks were leaking contaminated water and China expressing its shock o

This World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013 (WNISR) provides a global overview of the history, the current status and the trends of nuclear power programs worldwide. It shows that China, Germany and Japan, and India, now generate more power from renewables than from nuclear power.

Toxic radioactive substances were detected again in groundwater at the Fukushima nuclear plant, its Japanese operator said on Sunday.

Supreme Court gave green signal to the commissioning of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu. Read full text of this order.

The Department of Energy on Wednesday put forward a long-term plan to extract and ship low-level radioactive waste from leaking tanks at Washington state's Hanford Nuclear Reservation to a dump in

After a brief lull, protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) were revived both in India and Sri Lanka with a protest being held in Colombo yesterday (5).

A vote is being held on whether to go ahead with a search for a site to store high level nuclear waste.

Keen on avoiding community opposition of the kind seen for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) will launch a sensitisation initiative ahead of starting work on two more 500 MW reactors in Kalpakkam, IGCAR Director S. C. Chetal said on Wednesday.

Addressing the media on the sidelines of the three-day national symposium on radiation physics, hosted by the Indian Society for Radiation Physics (ISRP), Mr. Chetal said the series of public hearings would seek to address the often unfounded radiation-related fears in the minds of the local population before proceeding with the new fast-breeder reactors.

The Supreme Court today reserved its order on a plea seeking a stay on commissioning of the Kudankulam nuclear plant till all safety measures are put in place.